Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

I know the big day's not until August, but I have to do a little early celebrating.

You see, this year I will turn the big 3-0. I know what you're thinking, and I agree - I do look way younger than that. I could probably pass for 26 or something. In fact, my RealAge test says I'm only 24!

So, if anybody asks, I give you permission to fudge the numbers a little.

Anywho, I decided long ago that I needed to do something incredible for this momentous occasion. I've been tossing around a few ideas: skydiving, parasailing, scuba diving, etc. But as we all know, my true passion is for travel, so...



Yep, that's right! Land of the llamas, here I come! But wait! That's not all...

I'm going to hike the 3-day Lares Trail to Machu Picchu!* I'll also visit Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Lake Titicaca with the floating reed islands, Arequipa, Lima, and Colca Canyon, to name a few.

I am ecstatic!

Don't worry, of course I'm not going alone. I've got a few friends/family coming with me. But there's still lots of room for any additions! So...

Who wants to come???

I'm taking applications now. Here are a few pictures to entice you:

*Lest you think this trail actually goes to Machu Picchu, let me set you straight. They say it goes there, but that's because you catch a train there at the end of the hike. The only trail that goes directly to Machu Picchu is the Inca Trail, and all the permits are gone for that one. Oh well, we'll still get to hike around in the Andes mountains! And see wild llamas!!!


sara said...

I'm so jealous! One of my goals in life is to go to Machu Pichu. I can't believe you're going! That's so awesome!
Happy Birthday indeed!

Joni said...

I was going to come, but you lost me at "hiking."

Have fun though. It looks amazing.

Stephanie said...

I would love to go.... Maybe I can swing it... Let me know details, and stuff

Tara said...

Sounds like an incredible adventure!